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July 4, 2014
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2 New Colors For The Canon EOS M2 (and a double zoom kit)

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Canon EOS M2 in bay blue

Bay blue and red are the 2 new color options for the Canon EOS M2, both available in August. Unfortunately neither in Europe nor in the USA, since Canon opted to not commercialise the EOS M2 in this geographic areas.

Canon Japan (translated) also announced an EOS M2 double zoom kit that will be available in August. The kit comes with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM and the new EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lenses. This kit will be available in Europe but not in the USA.

You can find the EOS M2 on eBay (click here).

[via Akihabara]

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March 14, 2014
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New Canon DPP and EOS Utility Support Rebel T5, EOS M2, Powershot G1 X Mark II

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New versions of Digital Photo Professional (3.14.15),  EOS Utility (2.14.0) and other Canon software is available for download.

Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.14.15 - Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.14.15 Updater:

  • Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
  • Supports Windows 8.1 [Windows version of the updater]
  • Fixes the phenomenon where the shutter speed value and the aperture value indicated for an image displayed in the [Large thumbnail] mode may differ from the actual values if the image has been converted to the JPG or TIFF format from the RAW file (CRW file) format of the EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS KISS DIGITAL / EOS DIGITAL REBEL / EOS 300D DIGITAL or EOS 10D.

EOS Utility 2.14.0 - Changes for EOS Utility 2.14.0 Updater:

  • Supports EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2.
  • Supports the CN-E35mm T1.5 L F.
  • Supports Windows 8.1.
January 14, 2014
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How To Get The Canon EOS M2 Wherever You Are (not just in Asia)

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Despite the fact that the EOS M2 has been released only for the China and Japan market you can get it shipped wherever you are located. You can via eBay.

Top rated plus eBay seller matsuiyastore (99.8% positive ratings) sells and ships the EOS M2 world-wide.

This appears to be a serious eBay seller with a very good feedback. I am listing US prices, but you have just to click on the links above to see the price for your country.

EOS M2 specs:

  • 18-Mpix APS-C format CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-12,800 (ISO 25,600 extended)
  • 4.6 fps burst mode with continuous AF
  • 3.0-inch 1.04k-Dot LCD
  • Full HD 1080 video capture at 30/25/24 fps
  • Advanced Hybrid AF System
  • Built-In WiFi

[via photoblogue]

January 11, 2014
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Canon EOS M2 Got DxOMarked

The Asia-only Canon EOS M2 got DxOMarked. No big surprises here since the EOS M2 sports the same sensor of the Rebel SL1/100D. Interesting to see that the EOS M2 has the same overall score as the EOS M. But the EOS M2 compares well also to more recent Canon APS-C sensors. More after the break.

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December 12, 2013
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Canon EOS M2 Available Starting December 20 (in Japan)

The recently announced Canon EOS M2 will be available in Japan starting starting December 20th. The body only option and all kits will be released. As you probably know the EOS M2 will not be available everywhere. Indeed, it appears the EOS M2 won’t even be available in all Asian countries. The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan. The EOS M, on the other hand, can be had for a bargain: $279 at newegg with the 18-55mm IS STM lens.

[dc.watch.impress - translated]

December 12, 2013
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Canon EOS M2 Set To Be Released Just In Few Asian Countries

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The announcement of the Canon EOS M2 generated some confusion. Only Canon Japan and Canon China made the announcement. No word came from Canon USA or one of the Canon’s EU branches. As for now a lot suggests that Canon may introduce the EOS M2 for Asia only, or at least wait for CES 2014 to make it available for the rest of the world.

But it appears that Canon doesn’t have plans to release the EOS M2 in all of Asia either. According to exposure-magazine Canon will not introduce the EOS M2 in Indonesia and in the rest of South and South-East Asia. Quoting Sintra Wong, Canon Division Manager, PT Datascrip Indonesia, “there is no plan until today for EOS M2 to be distributed in South and Southeast Asia region, inclunding Indonesia“. Mr. Sintra Wong says: “Not every Canon products are distributed globally. It is based on product strategy and market demand”. If it depends by the demand there is a possibility to see the EOS M2 in EU and USA too.

The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan. The EOS M, on the other hand, can be had for a bargain: $279 at newegg with the 18-55mm IS STM lens.

December 5, 2013
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Canon EOS M2 Might Well Come to the US and EU (Update)

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Canon EOS M2 with EF-M 22mm f/2

The announcement of the Canon EOS M2 created a bit of confusion: only Canon Japan and Canon China made the announcement and now it is unclear if the EOS M2 will be sold in Europe and the US. There are some signs that it may not, but nothing is sure so far.

It appears that all answers given to the question “will the EOS M2 be announced in the US?” start with “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S” – the highlight is on “at this time”. I asked some of my sources and was told that so far nothing suggests Canon will not announce and therefore sell the EOS M2 in the US and in Europe. One source pointed to CES in Las Vegas (January 2014) for the announcement. So, for the time being I would not say that the EOS M2 is for Asia only. What I can say is that it appears that the announcement of the EOS M2 came as a surprise also for some Canon reps: it looks as if even some Canon people in the EU and US were surprised by the announcement.

Similar information are showing up also on other sites. The Phoblographer asked Canon directly and they got the same answer: “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S”. C|net asked Canon spokeswoman Ellen Heydt and once again the same answer: “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S” – sounds all a bit synchronized, doesn’t it? Finally, Engadget backs the possibility that the EOS M2 will be announced at CES 2014. So, as you can see nothing is definitive here. The EOS M2 may well be announced and sold in the EU and in the US.

Update (source: eos-m.net): Amateur Photographer states:

A future launch in the UK has not been ruled out. A Canon UK spokesman told Amateur Photographer: ‘Currently, it is not planned to range the EOS M2 in Europe.’ However, he added: ‘Distribution and demand will be constantly reviewed and the situation may change in the future.’

The same statement is reported also by techradar.

We have to wait to see what happens. However, don’t forget that Canon never announced (and is not selling) the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM lens in the US (but can be ordered at DigitalRev). The 11-22mm is a lens every EOS M owner would want to own, so not selling it in the US means something. For the time being the 11-22mm isn’t even available on Amazon Canada.

The EOS M is available at a killer price: $299 at B&H (sorry: no longer). The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan.

Stay tuned, more to come.

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